Court Employment

The Federal Circuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions.  All submitted applications must include a completed Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment (pdf).

To learn about working in the federal judiciary, including available benefits, visit the U.S. Courts website (external).

Current Vacancies

Position Opening Date Closing Date
Information Technology Specialist:
CAFC 23-15 (pdf)
August 16, 2023 Open until filled.
Generalist Clerk (Intake):
CAFC 23-17 (pdf)
September 1, 2023 Open until filled, with first consideration given to applications
received by September 22, 2023.
Term Law Clerk to a Senior Federal Judge:
CAFC 23-19 (pdf)
October 17, 2023 November 17, 2023
Courtroom Technology Specialist:
CAFC 23-20 (pdf)
November 15, 2023 Open until filled

Law Clerk Hiring Plan

Information about the hiring of law clerks by judges of the court is available at the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan page on the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) site (external), the central online resource for federal law clerk and appellate court staff attorney hiring.